Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist known for her political activism, writing and speeches. She played a pivotal role in the development of anarchist political philosophy in North America and Europe in the first half of the twentieth century. Born in Russia, Goldman emigrated to the US in 1885 and lived in New York City, where she became a writer and a renowned lecturer on anarchist philosophy, women's rights, and social issues, attracting crowds of thousands. Goldman was imprisoned several times for "inciting to riot" and illegally distributing information about birth control. In 1906, Goldman founded the anarchist journal Mother Earth. In 1910, she collected a series of speeches and items she had written for Mother Earth and published Anarchism and Other Essays. In addition to a comprehensive look at anarchism and its criticisms, the book includes essays on patriotism, women's suffrage, marriage, and prisons. (summary extracted from wikipedia)
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November 5, 2010 Subject:
I Have Had My Appetite Whetted
To risk giving my opinion, I very much prefer the articulations of Eugene O'Neill's Hugo in "The Iceman Cometh" on this particular topic; and for two reasons. Hugo's individuality satisfies my natural vicarious needs far better (i.e. he's very lively, quite marvelously animated, whenever possible); secondly, even though he is a fiction, he nevertheless presents a much more clear, realistically detailed and parsimonious exposition of this theme. Too, he certainly mounts it for us in no less an inspired manner than our current author. I did only make it half-way through Chapter 3, however. So, it really wouldn't be fair for me to pretend I own an ability to rank this file. I'll try again later; as, just now, I have had my appetite whetted to hear the Charles Fort (q.v.) offering at this superb, this so very wonderfully Free! world-class major learning (and entertainment) hub.